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She killed 115 people before the last Korean Olympics. Now she wonders: ‘Can my sins be pardoned?’

DAEGU, South Korea — Until recently, she could often go full days without reminders of what happened. She preferred it that way. The event was so long ago. It was so terrible. She'd been pardoned for her crimes, and she'd tried to build a new version of her life. She got married. She raised two …

North Korea

A star violinist rebels against what she’s supposed to play — or wear.

When the violinist Leila Josefowicz walks on stage, you know she's a different kind of performer just by looking at her. Her concert attire is angular, sculptural, distinctive. It's created for her by the designer Jenny Lai, who specializes in inventive approaches to performance attire, and it …

Flute

What Happened the Last Time Antarctica Melted?

Earlier this week, an international team of geologists and climate scientists parked their ship off the coast of West Antarctica and started …

The Y Chromosome Is Disappearing. Here's What That Means For Men

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring.<p>Although it …

These photos are a refreshing look at the world through the eyes of women

On a cliffside, a woman stands in a puddle of pink water. She appears to sink into the liquid beneath her, or rise from it, depends on how you’re viewing it. In another picture, a woman’s hands are shackled over her uterus. Two small eggs rest in her open palms, emphasising the glaring sense of …